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LGBTQ Groups Blast Jeff Sessions For Reversing Trans Workplace Protections

LGBTQ Groups Blast Jeff Sessions For Reversing Trans Workplace ProtectionsAttorney General Jeff Sessions came under fire from a number of LGBTQ rights groups Thursday after he determined that federal civil rights legislation does not protect transgender people from discrimination in the workplace.



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US Rejects UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty For LGBTQ People, Other Groups

US Rejects UN Resolution Condemning Death Penalty For LGBTQ People, Other GroupsThe United States joined countries like Iraq and Botswana in voting against a United Nations resolution that, among other things, condemns the use of the death penalty against LGBTQ people.



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FBI considers white supremacist groups as much of a threat as Isis

FBI considers white supremacist groups as much of a threat as IsisThe threat of white supremacist violence in the US is as at least as dangerous as that posed by Islamist groups such as Isis, the head of the FBI has revealed. Chris Wray, the recently confirmed new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said there were currently 1,000 ongoing investigations into domestic terror groups and a similar number of probes into groups driven by radical Islamist ideology. “We take both of them very, very seriously,” he told senators on Capitol Hill.



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Liberal Groups Push Democrats To Slow Down Judge Confirmation Process

Liberal Groups Push Democrats To Slow Down Judge Confirmation ProcessA coalition of major progressive organizations has launched a campaign aimed at pressuring members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to slow down the confirmation process for federal judges, thereby limiting how many President Donald Trump can seat.



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Illinois Senate passes measure for neo-Nazis to be classed as terrorist groups

Illinois Senate passes measure for neo-Nazis to be classed as terrorist groupsA US state has passed a resolution calling for police to class neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organisations in the wake of the violent clashes in Charlottesville. The Illinois Senate approved an anti-hate group resolution in direct response to the violence which erupted at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend leaving one person dead and scores more injured. The measure, which was passed on Sunday, stated neo-Nazism and white nationalism continue to pose dangerous threats to cohesion and society overall.



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College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendance

College GOP groups condemn Charlottesville rally amid outcry over state leader’s attendanceLeaders of at least two universities and the national college Republicans organization are moving to denounce white supremacist views after a member of at least one campus GOP chapter appeared to attend at a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend.



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Washington Metro sued by diverse groups over issue-oriented ad ban

Washington Metro sued by diverse groups over issue-oriented ad banThe American Civil Liberties Union and groups across the political spectrum sued Washington’s Metro transit system on Wednesday, saying its ban on issue-oriented ads violated U.S. constitutional guarantees of free speech. The suit was filed in federal court in Washington by the ACLU, women’s healthcare collective Carafem, far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos’ company, and animal rights nonprofit People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).



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U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face

U.S. abortion support groups put on more public face    The Kentucky Health Justice Network, where she volunteers, is one of dozens of non-profit U.S. abortion funds providing money for procedures or covering travel costs to help women obtain abortions, particularly in states where Republican-backed laws have narrowed options.     For years, such organizations kept a low profile to avoid being targeted by abortion opponents.     The anti-abortion movement won a victory with the election of President Donald Trump, who has promised to appoint U.S. Supreme Court justices who would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision protecting a woman’s right to abortion.



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Three weeks in July: Opposition groups gear up for next phase of health care fight

Three weeks in July: Opposition groups gear up for next phase of health care fightThe longer the bill is out for the public to see, the better the odds of rallying support to halt it, progressives believe.



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U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State

U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic StateA U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists’ Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began its assault on Raqqa earlier this month after a long campaign to isolate Islamic State inside the city. It took Qadisia, located in the west of Raqqa, after three days of intense fighting, it said in a statement on one of its official social media feeds.



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